JDL President Meir Weinstein’s comments at prayer vigil for kidnapped yeshiva students

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IsraelNationalNews.com reported on the Canadian Jewish community’s response to the abduction of three Israeli youths earlier this month.

The JDL’s June 16 prayer vigil outside Toronto’s Israeli consulate was singled out for attention:

Dozens of people gathered outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto Monday for the latest prayer rally. There, Meir Weinstein, head of Jewish Defense League who organized the rally, made the connection between the people of Israel, the Torah, and the State of Israel, and a sense of common destiny that connects all corners of the nation.

Weinstein recalled the 1980 Beit Hadassah shooting in Hevron, while he was a yeshiva student in Israel, noting that then as now that the Palestinian Arabs celebrated the attacks on Jews.

Weinstein criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term as Prime Minister, who signed the Wye River Memorandum giving Hevron to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1998, and noted that the result is a major IDF operation to quell Hamas’s influence there.

Against the background of the abduction, Weinstein then called for the cancellation of the Wye River Memorandum completely, which called for major withdrawals from Area C, parts of Judea and Samaria unequivocally owned by Israel. He also called to completely annex Hevron, exercise sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, and deport Israel’s enemies.

In this context, he expressed support for MK Moshe Feiglin and his plan to make Israel a Jewish state with all that entails. (…)

The public has been asked to continuing saying Psalms (Tehilim) 121 and 130 on behalf of the boys, whose Hebrew names are: Ya’akov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Eyal ben Iris T’shura, and Gil’ad Micha’el ben Bat-Galim.

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